Berberis thunbergii Rosy Rocket is a deciduous, upright, columnar shrub bearing young soft pink and burgandy variegated foliage deepening to deep purple. The colour of the plant deepens with age. Rosy rocket has small, red tinged, yellow flowers from March to April. The height of this shrub will be, once mature, around 120cm. For an optimized growth, it's best to plant in the full sun or shade on well-drained, moist soil.
- Position: Full sun/part shade
- Soil: Any fertile, well drained soil
- Eventual Size: 1.2m
- Habit: Bushy
- Foliage: Soft pink and burgandy variegated foliage deepening to deep purple
- Common Names: Japanese barberry 'Rosy Rocket'
Add a good quality compost and mix with your own soil when planting and mulch in the autumn. Prune in late spring and autumn if required.
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